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PH eyeing to launch SG-based contact tracing app amid COVID- 19 worries

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 6, 2020

The Philippines is eyeing to launch a Singapore-based contact tracing app to help the government in containing the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Department of Information and Communications Technology...

Zoom video conferencing app addresses privacy issues amid FBI scrutiny

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 3, 2020

The video conferencing app, Zoom, has announced they are already addressing the privacy and security issues raised by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) due to ‘Zoombombing’ reports. In a...

New robots treat Italian patients so doctors can keep their distance

UNTV News   •   April 2, 2020

Help has finally arrived at the Circolo hospital in Varese, on the frontline dealing with enormous numbers of patients in the area hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak. And it...

Fact check: Do hot and cold weather conditions affect COVID-19 transmission?

Marje Pelayo   •   April 1, 2020

Countries across the globe experience different types of weather all at the same time. While scientists are racing against time to discover a fast and effective vaccine against coronavirus disease...

Hospitals urged to employ emergency backup systems vs possible cyber attacks amid COVID-19 threat

Robie de Guzman   •   March 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Information and Communications (DICT) on Tuesday urged hospitals and healthcare facilities in the country to employ emergency backup systems to ensure operational continuity in...

Singapore scientists study genes to fast-track coronavirus vaccine

UNTV News   •   March 24, 2020

Scientists in Singapore said on Monday (March 23) they have developed a way to track genetic changes that accelerates testing of vaccines against a coronavirus that has killed more than...

Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike

UNTV News   •   March 24, 2020

Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization’s computers earlier this month, sources told Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two-fold...

Amazon to hire 100,000 workers as online orders surge on virus worries

UNTV News   •   March 17, 2020

Amazon.com Inc said on Monday (March 16) it would hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States to tackle a surge in online orders, as consumers shop heavily...

LOOK: NASA shares image of supermoon

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 11, 2020

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shared a photo of the recent supermoon on March 9. The image showed the supermoon behind the United States (US) Capitol, in Washington,...

Even mask-wearers can be ID’d, China facial recognition firm says

Jeck Deocampo   •   March 9, 2020

 A Chinese company says it has developed the country’s first facial recognition technology that can identify people when they are wearing a mask, as most are these days because of...

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